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Saint Mary's University AST.1000.1B Dept. of Astronomy Sept 20th., 2009 Major Assignment (Optional: Value 20%) Due Date: Nov. 25th. 2009 Note: Suggested word counts are for guidelines only. Do not be afraid to pass in less of high quality work, or more if you feel it is necessary. They must be machine printed , very clear and set up in an attractive 8.5” x 11” format. In major assignments, appearance counts! Do not forget to include your bibliography if your project includes a written component. This assignment is to be handed in to me directly. Do not put it into the minor assignment drop box. Choose one of the following, or contact me to discuss a possible additional project. 1) Use the Burke Gaffney Observatory to locate and sketch one of the brighter deep space objects currently visible. If it is possible, arrange to have the observatory record a CCD image of your object, and have it printed; otherwise, find a photograph of this object taken elsewhere. With these two images, research more information about the type of object you've captured. Write a short
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